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Title: Let's Plays
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 13, 2012, 11:45:39 AM
I'm bored, lols.

Does anyone here watch Let's Plays or make them? XD

Let's Plays are basically playthroughs of a game with commentary attached to them. Hopefully hilarious commentary, but still.

Some questions to get this started! YAY!

Who is your favorite Let's Player, and why?
Have you ever watched one and went, ugh?
Why do you watch LPs?


Me:
Who is your favorite Let's Player, and why? Kikoskia, because he is darn friggin funny in all that he does. xD

An example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-OzvbzuGSo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-OzvbzuGSo)

P.S. Kiko is the voice of an antagonist in Ghost Shards because I asked him so. ^__^

Have you ever watched one and went, ugh?
Tons of times! My least favorite time was when I was watching someone LP one of the old Elder Scroll games, and in the middle he webcammed his face playing the game. I was like... Oh dear, I don't want to have to look at you and the game. o.o

Why do you watch LPs?
I'll be honest. I am not a good gamer, nor do I have the money spend on games I want to play/played from my childhood. So instead, I'll watch someone play the game for me, and I can enjoy it that way. :D

Not only that, if I know I want to play the game, I will watch them play it first and take notes for when I play.

It's how I roll. B)
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Ferdk on August 13, 2012, 11:51:39 AM
I haven't seen many LPs, because I get too excited about it and want to grab the controller, so I close the window and play the game myself xD (if I have it)

What I've been checking lately though is live streaming, which is somewhat the same but the player interacts with a live chat and it can get pretty funny. Last night a friend of mine did a stream of Super Meat Boy and we had a lot of fun (he has like 30.000 subscribers on youtube, so plenty of people showed up to the stream)
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 13, 2012, 11:53:14 AM
Hahaha. XD

I sometimes do that. >>

Oooo, now I want to play Might and Magic VII. D=

The guy I showcased, Kikoskia has about 30,000 subs himself. He needs moar!
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Sizzle on August 13, 2012, 12:01:49 PM
Yeah I like watching LP's. Mainly games I used to play that I can't play anymore like Paper Mario for instance.
I also watch a lot of MC & LoL videos but I'm not sure if you really classify them as legit LPs xD.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Tumbles on August 13, 2012, 08:45:47 PM
No, I've never seen one. I probably wouldn't watch one if I hadn't played the game, to remain spoiler free and whatnot. :seraismile: I'd like to watch some on games I've played though.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Merlandese on August 13, 2012, 08:50:35 PM
I've been watching a lot of Game Grumps, with JonTron and Egoraptor (two hilarious YouTube gamers by themselves).

It's not a traditional Let's Play in that, even though they play the game together, it's more like us watching the game with them being completely goofy and silly. And they only play older games so far, like Goof Troop, Megaman 7, Pokemon Emerald, and A Link to the Past.

They swear a lot, so it's not for everyone. :p

Kirby Super Star - Spring Breeze ADVENTURES! - GameGrumps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNqfYtd3HTg&list=PL0E814822DC4D52AE&index=1&feature=plpp_video#ws)
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Green Dragon on August 14, 2012, 01:33:08 AM
I personally prefer Chuggaaconroy, Proton Jon and the final member of the Runaway Guys, Nintendo Capri Sun. They can be quite entertaining at times. ... Juuust don't watch Proton Jon's Super Mario TKO LP. That's not one of the better ones.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Sizzle on August 14, 2012, 04:21:49 AM
If you like Minecraft, Indie games, and just a nice mix of things you should try http://www.youtube.com/user/davidr64yt (http://www.youtube.com/user/davidr64yt)
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Judedeath on August 14, 2012, 05:48:01 PM
I personally prefer Chuggaaconroy, Proton Jon and the final member of the Runaway Guys, Nintendo Capri Sun. They can be quite entertaining at times. ... Juuust don't watch Proton Jon's Super Mario TKO LP. That's not one of the better ones.

Superman 64 that is all.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Unimaginative Username on August 14, 2012, 06:26:45 PM
I watch quite a few "let's plays" and minecraft videos. I have a habit of subscribing to people after watching one of their LP's and then never watching anything else from them because I don't like the other games they are playing.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 14, 2012, 07:53:27 PM
Haha! I've totally done that before! ^__^

I only honestly watch Kikoskia now, but that's because I likes him a whole lot. <3
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Tumbles on August 14, 2012, 08:53:31 PM
I'm telling your fiance on you!
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 14, 2012, 09:59:41 PM
Oh, we broke up, so thus he doesn't care anymore. XD

He already knows I like Kikoskia. ._.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Tumbles on August 14, 2012, 10:44:34 PM
Oh, woah! I'm sorry to hear that. :seraisweat:
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Merlandese on August 14, 2012, 10:55:11 PM
Poor awkward Tumbles...
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Tumbles on August 15, 2012, 12:08:25 AM
Ahh, I'm the worst.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 15, 2012, 06:54:44 AM
I didn't feel the need to make this big announcement... XD

We're still friends, however since I sill live with him... >>

But anyhoo, I'm off to listen to Kikoskia now in his latest video. <3
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Tumbles on August 15, 2012, 09:01:52 AM
Ahh, well I still feel foolish! :seraismile: I hope you guys are still finishing Ghost Shards. :vikonsmile:

Anyway, yes yes, back on topic.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: atommo on August 15, 2012, 09:07:15 AM
Well the top L-Pers I watch are:

1. Chaoticmonki [AKA Cry]. He is awesome :D Without him I probably wouldn't know of freebird games so yeah, thankyou Cry :vikonsmile:

2. KSIOlajidebtHD. His reactions are really funny when he gets scared or angry XD He is generally a funny guy.

3. PewDiePie. His reactions are funny when he gets scared.

4. UberHaxorNova. I mostly watch him for the happy wheels series he does [I don't watch every episode, only the odd one or two] and sometimes I also watch other things he does [E.G he's started doing a playthrough of heavy rain. I also watched the short playthrough of dark souls he did]
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Judedeath on August 22, 2012, 09:58:48 PM
I'll just post this here.

http://lparchive.org/ (http://lparchive.org/)
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 22, 2012, 10:02:47 PM
That's an interesting site, Jude. O_O

I'm too lazy to go through and search for Kikoskia, though. XD

.___.

Kiko will be gone all weekend... NUUUUUUUU...
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Judedeath on August 22, 2012, 10:05:48 PM
He isn't on that site.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: EzeCoyote on September 16, 2012, 10:23:16 AM
Who is your favorite Let's Player, and why?
Right now, Pewdiepie. Something about the way he reacts and talks, makes alter-egos and talks through objects with different voices just makes me laugh.

Have you ever watched one and went, ugh?
A lot of Uberhaxornovas lets plays. His rage-videos are hilarious, but the ones where he just casually plays... ugh.

Why do you watch LPs?
Depends on what game it is. If it's games like L.A. Noire, then its just boring. Nothing really happens that makes the player go "WHOA". But when it's games like Amnesia - especially considering that has custom stories... then it's a bit more interesting.
Or when people play slender. It's scarier to see people play it than it is to play it yourself, because you have NO control over the movements, and that makes you all the less prepared for the jumpscares. If you play the game yourself you can curl up and go "He's around the corner" and be prepared, but if you watch someone else do it, you never know when they'll turn around or turn a corner to find slendy-man standing there waiting.
Same with Amnesia, really.


 :pewpewpew:
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Tumbles on September 16, 2012, 10:37:24 AM
Or when people play slender. It's scarier to see people play it than it is to play it yourself, because you have NO control over the movements, and that makes you all the less prepared for the jumpscares.

I hate to go off-topic, but I disagree. :vikonsmile:

I find what makes horror games scary is that you do have control, which means you're the one who has to force themselves to keep going, instead of the guy you're watching.

Sure, watching someone play can be scary, but no more so than, say, a horror movie. What separates games is that you're the one experiencing it. Forcing yourself to keep going, even though you know you don't wanna see what's up ahead creates a sense of serious dread and fear that you won't find in any other medium.

Carry on.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Judedeath on September 16, 2012, 01:35:02 PM
Or when people play slender. It's scarier to see people play it than it is to play it yourself, because you have NO control over the movements, and that makes you all the less prepared for the jumpscares.

I hate to go off-topic, but I disagree. :vikonsmile:

I find what makes horror games scary is that you do have control, which means you're the one who has to force themselves to keep going, instead of the guy you're watching.

Sure, watching someone play can be scary, but no more so than, say, a horror movie. What separates games is that you're the one experiencing it. Forcing yourself to keep going, even though you know you don't wanna see what's up ahead creates a sense of serious dread and fear that you won't find in any other medium.

Carry on.

That and the whole over the top reactions just ruin any atmosphere.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Unimaginative Username on September 16, 2012, 02:29:30 PM
That and the whole over the top reactions just ruin any atmosphere.

Unnecessary screaming irritates me in LPs, especially when there is absolutely no reason for it.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Judedeath on September 16, 2012, 02:51:02 PM
That and the whole over the top reactions just ruin any atmosphere.


Unnecessary screaming irritates me in LPs, especially when there is absolutely no reason for it.


Super Mario Mild Irritation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRmZ7QxPYYI#)
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Unimaginative Username on September 16, 2012, 05:53:40 PM
That was mildly irritating.
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Anden120 on September 17, 2012, 08:17:51 AM
Only watching two let's players, Morfar and Pewdiepie, but I long from all watch all their videos (only the ones I find interesting, obviously)
Title: Re: Let's Plays
Post by: Judedeath on September 19, 2012, 06:08:56 PM
► The Mailbox - September 19th, 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpqhYSBkk-0&feature=player_detailpage#ws)

12:10 go to it!!!